Philip Gimli-mead, 63 of Daleville, VA passed away on September 18, 2017.
He was born in Winooski, Vermont on November 11, 1953 to Kenneth Linwood Mead and Dorothy Rita (DeForge) Mead and lived in the Botetourt area for the last nine years.
Phil was a graduate of Lyndon State College, and in 1974, founded the Islander, the first newspaper in the Champlain Islands. Later, he became an Investment Broker. Phil was a benefactor to many young people who wished to continue higher education and was a strong supporter of the Art programs in the High Schools in Vermont over several decades and recently in Botetourt, Virginia. He enjoyed the Mets baseball team and the New York Giants football team.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; and is survived by a brother, two sisters and his childhood sweetheart and fiancée Heidi A. Miller.
Phil’s family will celebrate his life by receiving friends 6-8pm, Saturday, November 4 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road, Daleville.
Come, celebrate his life and share some memories.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Botetourt Fire & EMS, 205 North Roanoke Street Suite 1, Fincastle, VA 24090; or to Botetourt Sheriff Department, 205 North Roanoke Street, Fincastle, Virginia 24090.
On-line condolences may be made to Phil’s family at www.rader-funeralhome.com.
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